Let's talk UMPCs, what's the best modern UMPC? or close to it? I'm in the market for one, hopefully in the 300 dollar range
Unfortunately the only thing that will even get close to a "UMPC" in this day and age is either a 7-8inch tablet with a keyboard case or else you have to opt for an 11-inch laptop, most UMPC's have outdated processors and minimum upgradeability. If you want a really small and portable snappy laptop consider the vaio pro 11 or a macbook air
for what? and there are adaptors...
I have looked into all the common 8 inch tablets, the venue 8 pro is the best for battery life, and thats really the most important thing currently. There is some winbook 8 inch tablet with a full size usb port however.
I would not recommend 7 inch tablets, the 8 inch ones have to have XBOX HUEG BEZELS just to fit a worth a fuck battery as it is.
Because the manufacturers always crammed the fucking shittiest if shit components in them so they barely even run windows, then cripple them with tiny batteries and they end up just useless.
As far as keyboards go, I'm in the same boat, I'm sure theres some thin thing that a tablet snaps into and turns it into a laptop somewhere, but I have not found one.
I'm hoping broadwell will bring some decent tablets.
micro sd card.
These tablets are definitely usable daily, but you have to give up alot of luxuries, like typing and large file storage, but if you can manage, its pretty much what you expect. a small windows pc that you can carry around in your pocket and do most of what you can already do on android.
As much as I hate to admit it, the modern UMPC is an 8" x86 tablet.
My Sony Vaio UX-380N just cannot compete with the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It's slower, it's got a lower resolution, it has a resistive touch screen, and it's less portable.
The V8P beats it on every area a UMPC needs to fulfill.
I wish UMPCs (as they were when the term was still relevant) could come with the specs of today's x86 tablet devices (if not better, since I'm still waiting for an 8" tablet that has 4GB of RAM) but that ship has sailed and I'll just go along for the ride because to be stuck in the past is fruitless. It's not an ideal world we live in but one that's just good enough.
Actually, for me, the OS is fine. It's things like programs that aren't optimized for the age we live in that choke on the my tablet.
Like Flash players really struggle on my tablet. They can cause it to hang or even make the browser wig out (and Firefox itself could run better on the V8P too).
But Windows? It runs okay.
Closest thing to a modern UMPC would be the stream 7. If you want the most recent REAL umpc's then youre looking for the chinese ones
I'm curious because your "requirements" seem to be deliberately mutually exclusive.
If you are going to be doing heavy typing then a keyboard to match a 6" screen is going to be too small.
The flip/slide out aspect is... I don't know, I just think you're fetishising a particular form that has no real world applications?
a good tablet with a few extras is all you need.
a bluetooth keyboard with mousepad, a few 64gb micro sd cards, and if you are really needing more space, get an OTG cable that will expand your micro USB port to a full USB input.
tablets > UMPCs